Northern Ireland News

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill after the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands at Windsor Park on October 11, 2014
Michael O'Neill: 'Conor Washington is an asset to Northern Ireland'
Michael O'Neill hails the performance of Conor Washington in Northern Ireland's 1-0 win against Slovenia.
22:23
Roy Carroll of Notts County in action during the pre-season friendly match against Osasuna at Meadow Lane on August 1, 2014
Roy Carroll: 'I've been watching Slovenia's penalties'
Roy Carroll reveals that he had studied Slovenia's penalty takers prior to his save at Windsor Park.
22:05
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards 2015.
Michael O'Neill prepared to continue tinkering with Northern Ireland formation
Michael O'Neill suggests that he will rotate his Northern Ireland starting lineup against Slovenia in order to try out a few more different tactical formations.
Mar 27, 18:18
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill after the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands at Windsor Park on October 11, 2014
Michael O'Neill not expecting feisty Wales clash
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill plays down comments from Wales boss Chris Coleman suggesting that the friendly between the two sides will be "feisty".
Mar 23, 21:36
Wales' midfielder Gareth Bale celebrates his goal during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Israel and Wales at the Sammy Ofer Stadium in the Israeli coastal city of Haifa, on March 28, 2015
Michael O'Neill unhappy with Gareth Bale absence
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill admits that he would have liked to see Gareth Bale in the Wales squad for their Euro 2016 warm-up clash in Cardiff.
Mar 23, 19:44
Craig Cathcart of Watford during the Pre Season Friendly match between AFC Wimbledon and Watford at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on July 11, 2015
Craig Cathcart draws comparisons between Quique Flores, Michael O'Neill
Watford and Northern Ireland defender Craig Cathcart draws comparisons between his club manager Quique Flores and national team boss Michael O'Neill.
Mar 22, 20:14
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards 2015.
Michael O'Neill signs new Northern Ireland deal
Head coach Michael O'Neill signs a new four-year contract with Northern Ireland.
Mar 16, 11:03
Chris Brunt is taken off by a stretcher after injury during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns on February 27, 2016
Chris Brunt to miss Euro 2016 with knee injury?
Northern Ireland and West Brom utility man Chris Brunt could reportedly miss Euro 2016 having picked up a knee injury against Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns.
Mar 1, 17:47
A picture shows the trophy of the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament during the final draw in Paris on December 12, 2015.
Northern Ireland awarded more Euro tickets
More Euro 2016 tickets are released for Northern Ireland supporters after a UEFA blunder penalised the country's most ardent supporters.
Feb 18, 16:50
Steve Davis (L) of Northern Ireland celebrates after scoring during the international football friendly match between Northern Ireland and Latvia at Windsor Park on November 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland to face Belarus in pre-Euro 2016 friendly
Northern Ireland will face Belarus in their final home friendly on May 27 before their debut appearance in the European Championship finals.
Feb 17, 12:27
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards 2015.
Michael O'Neill close to new four-year Northern Ireland contract
Michael O'Neill reveals that he is close to signing a four-year contract extension as Northern Ireland manager.
Dec 23, 14:46
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards 2015.
Michael O'Neill named coach of the year
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill is named coach of the year at the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year awards.
Dec 20, 20:53
Northern Ireland's forward Kyle Lafferty (C) celebrates scoring against Hungary during a qualification match for EURO 2016 between Hungary and Northern Ireland on September 7, 2014
Alex Neil: 'Kyle Lafferty not leaving Norwich City on loan'
Alex Neil insists that no Norwich City players, including Kyle Lafferty, will be leaving the club on loan before the January transfer window opens.
Nov 20, 11:04
Roy Hodgson manager of England looks on prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E qualifying match between England and Estonia at Wembley on October 9, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
50-50 chance of England facing Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland in Euro 2016 group
England will have a 50-50 chance of being drawn against neighbours Wales, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland in next month's Euro 2016 group-stage draw.
Nov 17, 15:06
Chris Baird in action for Derby on July 18, 2015
Chris Baird happy to bide his time at Derby County
Chris Baird says that he will 'bide his time' at Derby in pursuit of a regular starting spot, having been restricted to two substitute appearances over the past month.
Nov 16, 12:58
Steve Davis of Northern Ireland celebrates after scoring his side's third goal against Greece during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier between Northern Ireland and Greece at Windsor Park on October 8, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Steven Davis revels in "huge" Northern Ireland achievement
Steven Davis says that he has taken inspiration from Northern Ireland's past captains to help guide his nation to the "huge" achievement of Euro 2016 qualification.
Nov 14, 16:03
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill after the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands at Windsor Park on October 11, 2014
Michael O'Neill: 'We should celebrate Euros after memorable year'
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill insists that he wants his players to celebrate reaching Euro 2016 following a memorable qualification campaign.
Nov 14, 15:10
Northern Ireland's forward Kyle Lafferty (C) celebrates scoring against Hungary during a qualification match for EURO 2016 between Hungary and Northern Ireland on September 7, 2014
Michael O'Neill keen for Kyle Lafferty to secure move away for more football
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill urges Kyle Lafferty to secure a move away from Norwich City so that he can play more first-team football ahead of Euro 2016.
Nov 14, 12:45
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill after the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands at Windsor Park on October 11, 2014
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill pleased to end year with victory
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill admits that he was delighted to see his side end 2015 on a high note by defeating Latvia 1-0 in their friendly match.
Nov 14, 09:37
Steve Davis of Northern Ireland celebrates after scoring his side's third goal against Greece during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier between Northern Ireland and Greece at Windsor Park on October 8, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Steven Davis: 'Northern Ireland squad getting stronger'
Steven Davis talks up the importance of Northern Ireland maintaining momentum into next summer, which he believes will only improve the squad as a whole.
Nov 12, 17:47
Paddy McNair of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on October 5, 2014
Chris Baird: 'Paddy McNair has fantastic future'
Northern Ireland's Chris Baird believes that compatriot Paddy McNair has a "fantastic" future, but warns him against becoming known as a utility player.
Nov 11, 19:59
Jonny Evans of Northern Ireland celebrates after the EURO 2016 Group F qualifier at Windsor Park on March 29, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Jonny Evans hopes Michael O'Neill stays on as Northern Ireland boss
Jonny Evans is hopeful that Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill will sign a new contract.
Nov 11, 18:04
Northern Ireland's forward Kyle Lafferty (C) celebrates scoring against Hungary during a qualification match for EURO 2016 between Hungary and Northern Ireland on September 7, 2014
Kyle Lafferty could leave Norwich City to gain match sharpness for Euro 2016
Northern Ireland's star forward Kyle Lafferty could leave Norwich City so that he can play more football ahead of next year's Euro 2016 finals.
Nov 11, 11:24
Steve Davis of Northern Ireland celebrates after scoring his side's third goal against Greece during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier between Northern Ireland and Greece at Windsor Park on October 8, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Steven Davis praises Northern Ireland "squad effort"
Southampton midfielder Steven Davis praises the "squad effort" of Northern Ireland after the side qualified for Euro 2016.
Oct 16, 19:48
Steve Davis of Northern Ireland celebrates after scoring his side's third goal against Greece during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier between Northern Ireland and Greece at Windsor Park on October 8, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Four home nations players feature in UEFA European Qualifiers All-Star team
Four home nations players, including Ashley Williams and Steven Davis, are named in the UEFA European Qualifiers All-Star team.
Oct 15, 15:11
Roy Hodgson manager of England looks on prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E qualifying match between England and Estonia at Wembley on October 9, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
England among top seeds for Euro 2016
England are included in Pot One for the Euro 2016 draw, while Wales and Northern Ireland are both consigned to Pot Four.
Oct 14, 20:42
Paddy McNair of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on October 5, 2014
Paddy McNair back at Manchester United
Manchester United defender Paddy McNair returns home after spending three nights in a Helsinki hospital.
Oct 14, 19:41
North Ireland's forward Kyle Lafferty and midfielder Oliver Norwood vies for the ball with Hungary's defender Zoltan Liptak and midfielder Jozsef Varga during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group F qualifying match Hungary vs Northern Ireland on September 7, 2014
Oliver Norwood hints at Sir Alex Ferguson contribution to Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland midfielder Oliver Norwood hints that Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United have made a telling contribution to some of his country's players.
Oct 12, 17:18
Josh Magennis of Northern Ireland (L) and Vangelis Moras of Greece (R) during the Euro 2016 Group F international football match at Windsor Park on October 8, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Josh Magennis: 'Scotland should keep Gordon Strachan'
Northern Ireland striker Josh Magennis believes that Scotland should follow Northern Ireland's example with Michael O'Neill by sticking with manager Gordon Strachan.
Oct 11, 17:06
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill after the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands at Windsor Park on October 11, 2014
Gareth McAuley: 'Michael O'Neill deserves great credit'
Northern Ireland defender Gareth McAuley hails the influence of manager Michael O'Neill in the team's qualification for Euro 2016.
Oct 9, 16:57
Rory McIlroy on day three of the PGA on August 15, 2015
Rory McIlroy, Carl Frampton witness Northern Ireland make football history
Former world number one golfer Rory McIlroy and boxer Carl Frampton witness Northern Ireland make football history by reaching the Euro 2016 finals.
Oct 9, 10:47
Steve Davis of Northern Ireland celebrates after scoring his side's third goal against Greece during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier between Northern Ireland and Greece at Windsor Park on October 8, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill: 'Steven Davis is the perfect captain'
Michael O'Neill says that Northern Ireland midfielder Steven Davis is the model captain after he inspired his nation into Euro 2016.
Oct 9, 00:15
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill after the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands at Windsor Park on October 11, 2014
Michael O'Neill: 'I am proud to manage Northern Ireland'
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill describes being at the helm of his side - which has qualified for the finals of Euro 2016 - as a "privilege".
Oct 8, 22:34
Josh Magennis of Northern Ireland (L) and Vangelis Moras of Greece (R) during the Euro 2016 Group F international football match at Windsor Park on October 8, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Josh Magennis overwhelmed by Northern Ireland qualification for Euro 2016
Northern Ireland striker Josh Magennis admits that he is delighted by his side's qualification for Euro 2016 following their 3-0 victory over Greece at Windsor Park.
Oct 8, 22:11
Northern Ireland's midfielder Steven Davis vies with Greece's defender Giannis Maniatis during the UEFA Euro 2016 group F qualifying gootball match between Greece and Northern Ireland at the Karaiskaki stadium in Piraeus, near Athens, on October 14, 2014
Northern Ireland's Steven Davis: 'Reaching Euro 2016 would be huge'
Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis says that it would be "huge" if the team can secure qualification to the Euro 2016 finals for the first time since 1986.
Oct 8, 09:27
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill on the touchline during the World Cup qualifier against Portugal on September 6, 2013
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill confident of coping without Jonny Evans
Michael O'Neill insists that his Northern Ireland squad "is stronger now" than any time he's been in charge after Jonny Evans was ruled out for the match against Greece.
Oct 7, 15:32
Jonny Evans of Northern Ireland celebrates after the EURO 2016 Group F qualifier at Windsor Park on March 29, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Jonny Evans out of Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifier against Greece
Northern Ireland will be without centre-back Jonny Evans for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Greece, which could assure them of a place at next year's finals.
Oct 7, 13:58
Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park on September 19, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Report: Jonny Evans pulls out of Northern Ireland squad
A report claims that West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans will play no part in Northern Ireland's crucial Euro 2016 double-header next week due to injury.
Oct 4, 11:35
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill after the Euro 2016 Qualifier between Northern Ireland and Faroe Islands at Windsor Park on October 11, 2014
Report: Northern Ireland offer Michael O'Neill two-year deal
Northern Ireland are ready to offer manager Michael O'Neill a new two-year contract, according to reports.
Oct 3, 13:41
Jamie Ward for Derby County on January 17, 2015
Jamie Ward returns to Northern Ireland squad for final Euro 2016 qualifiers
Michael O'Neill names his Northern Ireland squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Greece and Finland, with Jamie Ward returning after missing out last time.
Sep 29, 14:38
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